A head's up and a question. We are currently planning to depart Ann Arbor on 24 May. Barring any lost days for weather or extra sight seeing someplace, we are planning to be in your neck of the woods on 2 June. We are planning to be in SBD the night before with a cousin, so we will likely be at AJO in the am for a short visit. Well, as brief as it can be based upon your availability and conversation. Chino is really close to you guys, is Planes of Fame Museum worthy of a stop, and if so, how long should we plan?
The wife and I are putting together an aerial tour of the west. We were wondering if we might be able to stop in on you, shake your hand, see your projects, and maybe talk airplanes a bit? We are figuring that California will happen in early June, and wondered if that might work?
Wow I looked for the book, Bruhn's "Analysis if Flight Vehicle Structures" almost $200, can't find it at the Houston library either. So could somebody tell me what an, Al 2024 round tube 1' & .035 wall @ 36" & @ 48" strut can handle in compression ? Thanks. I'm not an ENG, just a tech.
OK... getting a little smarter now... I found the conversation button. Forgive me if you get this in duplicate (triplicate?).
I'm in Fresno now (YUK), and have been for the last 18 years. I am originally from Riverside and grew up there. I was a regular at Flabob Airport where I joined the EAA as a kid (late 60's) and participated whenever possible with Chapter One. You could find me out there whenever I wasn't in school, helping people like Flavio, Bill Turner, Ed Marquart, Jack Lambie, Art Scholl, and Jim Appleby in return for flying time or lessons (or just to help). I still try to keep close ties with the people at Flabob and try to get down there whenever possible.
Excellent work with project and pictures. How does PTU 720 sound for the UL3 = PT, that would be you, U, that would be Ultralight and 720, is the weight.? Just a thought to get you thinking.
At the moment my engine of choice is the MZ 201 with the belt re-drive. It keeps going up in price all the time though, but it seems a very good engine and incredibly lightweight - 70 lbs including electric starter for 45 hp.